21 year-old Shakilla Among, was over the weekend crowned as winner for Miss Tourism Northern at a colorful function that took place at 291 suites Hotel in Lira.
Among who is a 1st year Law Student of Kampala International University beat 8 other Contestants to take on the crown of Miss Tourism Northern region 2019/20.
She was also the reigning Face of Lango Cultural heritage beauty Queen and her win according to some members of the audience, did not come as a surprise since it wasn’t her 1st time competing in the Pageant.
While making her remarks, Among said she planned to work with different cultural Centers in Northern region to package the Cultural Food, the dances among others and promote them to a wider audience.
She added that she will also map out potential Tourism sites in Northern region, adding that she will also organize Cultural festivals to promote the culture.
The 1st Runner up was Akot Jackie Abalo from Agago district.
The 2nd runner up was Aber Sharon from Pader district.
Before the Jury selected the winner, the 8 contestants displayed different Talents in Fashion Design, Poetry and Singing among others to the amazement of the fully packed audience.
According to Kotina Akot, the regional Coordinator for Miss Tourism Northern region, this year’s competition was celebrated under the theme; ‘’Smart Tourism, connecting people.’’
Ms. Akot added that the winner of this year’s crown is expected to promote Tourism and development in Northern Uganda.
Dr. Larry Lawrence Ocen, the Awitong of Lango who was the keynote speaker said Lango and the entire Northern Uganda is blessed with many Tourist attraction sites that should be marketed by the beauty pageants so that it brings income directky to the Locals.